What's Done So Far:
On Friday we completed the account transition: GamersFirst accounts can now be used to log in to Fallen Earth; new accounts automatically start a 14 day free trial the first time they log in. Pre-existing Fallen Earth accounts can be linked to GamersFirst at a ratio of one GamersFirst account per Fallen Earth account. Having seen the numbers over the weekend, I'm happy to report that the vast majority of players completed this process without incident in just a few seconds, which was our goal. We've noticed that some continued to try to log in with their Fallen Earth account, but once they realized they had to log in with their GamersFirst account things got sorted quickly.
When the merge process launched there was functionality included for correcting a merging mistake; if you, for instance, merged the wrong Fallen Earth account with your GamersFirst account, you could merge a different Fallen Earth account with GamersFirst on top of the old one. We have since discovered that there were far more people trying to merge multiple FE accounts into a single GamersFirst account than were trying to use that functionality for its intended use, so we have disabled it; now it is not possible to merge more than one Fallen Earth account with a GamersFirst account yourself. If you wish to do this, please email support.
On Saturday we brought subscriptions back online, as well as the item marketplace (if it interests you, we also added the new Spirit Mask that you see on the right, as well as the Lightbearer and Traveler T-shirts -- for a limited time only, of course). These can only be purchased with credit cards for the time being, because...
What still needs to be done:
- PayPal - we're still working to bring PayPal online to use when purchasing or renewing a subscription. ETA is...as soon as possible.
- Expired accounts - Some accounts are erroneously reporting to be expired. We are fixing these now. If you are experiencing this, do email support.
On a lighter note, have you ever been planking in the wasteland? We have!